Essence Atkins
American actor
Essence Atkins
Essence Uhura Atkins is an American actress. She is best known for the roles of Dee Dee Thorne on the UPN sitcom Half & Half and as Yvette Henderson on the The WB sitcom Smart Guy. She is currently starring in the TV series Are We There Yet? as Suzanne Kingston-Persons.
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Essence Atkins Washing A Woman’s Feet Is The Ultimate Act Of Sisterhood
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Essence Atkins Washing A Woman’s Feet Is The Ultimate Act Of Sisterhood
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Issa Rae Backs New Webseries That Aims To Show Black Women As More Than Stereotypes
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Our favorite 'Awkward Black Girl' Issa Rae is on a roll dishing out project after project. Not only is she working on an HBO series, and starring in a few webseries, she's also producing and curating content on her YouTube channel. The latest project she's behind is entitled "Black Actress," and falls right in line with an issue that hits close to home for African-American actresses and creatives trying to make it in Hollywood. The webseries, created, written by and starring actress Andrea Lewis, features cameos and commentary from the likes of Tatyana Ali, Naturi Naughton, Essence Atkins, and Jenifer Lewis. "My channel started off with 'Awkward Black Girl' but I always wanted to be a curator of great content, so when I saw "Black Actress" it was just like 'wow this story is hilarious.' I know so many women that have gone through this as an actress," said Rae. The mockumentary style series centers around “Kori Bailey,” played by Lewis, as she "struggles with the pursuit of getting ...
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Actress Blasts Tyler Perry Over Latest Film
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
I found it interesting that Tyler did that with Temptation, hiring Kim Kardashian because she has 16 million Twitter followers, which would seem like a brilliant marketing plan. He has one of the biggest Twitter personalities out there in his movies, and he had one of the worst box office weekends…It’s not a failure, but it did worse than his movies usually do just based on him. I thought that was an interesting finding. Your experiment didn’t work. Actress Essence Atkins opens up on Tyler Perry’s strategy to cast Kim Kardashian for his latest film, “Temptation.” (Sister 2 Sister Magazine) More Notable/Quotables:
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Dan Persons: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: A Haunted House
Huffington Post - about 4 years
In defiance of conventional wisdom, the second week of 2013 sees yet another film that doesn't aspire to the bottom-of-the-barrel stature usually typified by early-in-the-year releases. Quite to the contrary, A Haunted House sets out to deflate found-footage horror in general, and the Paranormal Activity franchise in specific, and more often than not hits its targets quite capably. It's raunchy, yes, and willfully offensive to any number of special interest groups, but funny is funny, and Marlon Wayans as a boyfriend confronting weird goings-on -- including a ghost with a taste for both weed and strange -- when his girlfriend (Essence Atkins) moves in turns out to be pretty damn funny. Come join Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski and I as we sit down to discuss the hits and misses in this uninhibited satire, weighing the relative, comedic value of menacing household help, foul-mouthed exorcists, and the reintroduction of the word "Mandingo" to the popular lexicon. Pl ...
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Gideon Resnick: Marlon Wayans' A Haunted House Shows Found Footage Flaws
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The bottom right hand corner of the screen reads a time like 2:52 a.m. The audience is looking at a bedroom under surveillance. A couple occupies a night vision-encased bed, which takes up most of the frame. As the numbers in the bottom right race to 4:00 a.m., the door to the bedroom creaks open. There are footsteps but they don't belong to a person. The sleeping woman is wrenched from her bed and dragged out the door and down the hallway as she screams. It's a familiar scene, a recognizable staple of Paranormal Activity -- a film that has spawned three sequels (with a fourth on the way). And it shows up once again in Marlon Wayans' A Haunted House, a comedic take on the found footage genre. Malcolm Johnson (Wayans) and Kisha Johnson (Essence Atkins from Dance Flick) move into a ritzy new house, the first time the couple has lived together. In the early months, Malcolm starts toying with a new video camera -- attempting to create home movies of all sorts. ...
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PHOTOS: The Week's Best Style Moments
Huffington Post - about 4 years
2013 is starting off on a fashionable foot! Nene Leakes stopped by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Thursday to talk about her acting career, covering EBONY's "Power 100" issue and confirming that she is engaged to her ex-husband Gregg Leakes. She looked amazing for the occasion in a short grey Dolce & Gabbana tweed dress with lace long lace sleeves and super high Christian Louboutin patent pumps to show off her amazing legs. Kerry Washington was in Rome this week promoting the box office hit "Django Unchained." The actress first shocked us by donning a crazy, over-the-top Peter Pilotto dress but then toned it down in a chic all-white frock that definitely deserves high honors on this week's best dressed list. Last by not least, we have a newcomer on our fashion radar. Actress Essence Atkins was on hand and looking fly at the Los Angeles premiere of her new film "A Haunted House." The star opted for a metallic blue frock with a plunging neckline to fete the e ...
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Essence Atkins Talks 40-Hour Labor and Complications
The Atlanta Host - about 5 years
Essence said giving birth is the most ‘astonishing’ thing she’s ever experienced.
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Essence Atkins Gives Birth to Baby Boy On Christmas Day
Gossip On This - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-81366" href="/essence+atkins">Essence Atkins</a> got the best Christmas gift a mother could get……a healthy, newborn baby boy! The “Are We There Yet?” actress gave birth on her exact due date, which was Sunday, December 25th. She took to her Twitter account to share the wonderful news with her fans, tweeting, “…our 1st baby, a beautiful healthy boy, was born on Christmas Day!” Essence and her husband Jaime Mendez reportedly named their newborn son Varro, which means “durable and strong.” Varro is the first child for the couple, who married in September 2009 after meeting on Match.com. Congrats to Essence and her husband on their new bundle of joy!
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Essence Atkins Had Her Baby On Christmas Day
Starpulse.com - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-81366" href="/essence+atkins">Essence Atkins</a> received an extra special present over the holidays after giving birth to a baby on Christmas Day. The "Deliver Us From Eva" star and her businessman husband <a class="fplink fp-493942" href="/jaime+mendez">Jaime Mendez</a> became pr... Read More &gt;
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Essence Atkins, 'Are We There Yet?' star, welcomes first child
The Grio - about 5 years
CLUTCH - <a class="fplink fp-81366" href="/essence+atkins">Essence Atkins</a>, one of the most reliable black actresses in Hollywood and current star of the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet?, had a healthy baby boy on Christmas day...
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Essence Atkins Thrilled to Be a Mother Later in Life
Celebrity Babies - People - over 5 years
BEImages Just call it a mother’s intuition. Although <a class="fplink fp-81366" href="/essence+atkins">Essence Atkins</a> and husband <a class="fplink fp-493942" href="/jaime+mendez">Jaime Mendez</a> didn’t have babies on the brain, it didn’t take much for the actress to realize their family was expanding. “It’s funny, we weren’t trying. I just looked in the mirror one morning at my body and it looked different,” the Are We There Yet? star tells Essence.com. “I stood in front of my husband and said, ‘Honey, I think I’m pregnant.’” The couple will welcome their first child — whose sex is being kept a secret — on Christmas Day and although Atkins, 39, is embarking on the journey of motherhood later in life, the timing couldn’t be better. “All of our friends are like, ‘You guys are just getting started while our [kids] are off to college,’” she says. “But it’s like, I’ve lived my life, I’ve taken trips to Paris for just 30 hours and came back, I’ve popped bottles, I’ve done it ...
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Half & Half : les histoires de la fratrie remplacent celles de Melrose Place - Toutelatele.com
Google News - over 5 years
Élevée par sa mère célibataire, Mona (Rachel True) est indépendante, tandis que Dee Dee (Essence Atkins) a tout de la fille à papa. Entre malentendus et disputes, les deux jeunes vont tout de même découvrir le lien fraternel fort qui leur manquait
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Lexus brings fashion designer Kevan Hall to Atlanta - Metromix Atlanta
Google News - over 5 years
The evening kicked off with a black carpet extravaganza followed by cocktail reception where guests mingled with celebrity attendees including; actor, Boris Kodjoe and wife/actress, Nicole Ari Parker, actresses, Essence Atkins and Keisha Knight-Pulliam
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Actress Essence Atkins and Jaime Mendez Are PREGNANT! - Peace FM Online
Google News - over 5 years
Theybf.com : &quot;Are We There Yet&quot; actress Essence Atkins and her husband Jaime Mendez have announced they&#39;re expecting their first child on Christmas Day! Essence Atkins and her husband of 2 years, Jaime Mendez, confirmed to PEOPLE magazine that they&#39;re
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Essence Atkins Is Pregnant - People Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
The Are We There Yet? star, 39, and husband Jaime Mendez expect their first child on Christmas Day, they confirm to PEOPLE. &quot;Our gratitude is overwhelming to have found each other and adding a baby to our happy home is truly a dream
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Essence Atkins
    THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 37
    In September 2009, Atkins married Jaime Mendez, whom she met through the online dating service Match.com. Her Half and Half co-star Valarie Pettiford performed during the reception. Atkins gave birth to a baby boy named Varro Blair Mendez on December 25, 2011.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Age 0
    Born on February 7, 1972.
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